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Montgomery, Alabama Crime Statistics

This webpage contains crime figures for Montgomery, Alabama. You can examine the breakdown of crime by type, changes to crime numbers over time, and see how Montgomery compares to similar locations. If you are interested in seeing public records resources for Montgomery, Alabama, you can click the Public Records tab at the top.

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 154,137 total crimes reported in Montgomery, Alabama (13,579 of them violent). Of the 15,414 crimes that occur a year in Montgomery, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Montgomery, Alabama every 34 minutes. This includes 281 murders, 962 rapes, and more than one hundred and five thousand thefts (including 12,701 motor vehicle thefts).

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Montgomery, Alabama for all 10 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Montgomery decreased by 15 percent. Over the same time frame, violent crime fell by 79 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a gradual decrease in crime over the last 10 years in Montgomery. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to fourteen thousand for Montgomery, Alabama in 2009.

Crime Trends in Montgomery, Alabama (1999-2008)

Remember that these graphs show reported crime figures and some step offs in crime numbers may be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in cities like Montgomery, Alabama (1999-2008)

Visitors are cautioned against interpreting ranking data to determine 'how dangerous' a certain location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or differences in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual graph bars to see crime figures in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

Montgomery, Alabama law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The data reported for Montgomery conform to the FBI data quality guidelines. For more information, and a description of the statistical methods and data algorithms used by RecordsPedia, please visit our methodology section.